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Uber rolls out driver tipping feature in U.S.

In an announcement to U.S. Uber drivers on Tuesday, the ride-hailing service said it will roll out a tipping function for its app in all U.S. cities by the end of July. The tipping option is already online in Seattle, Minneapolis and Houston, Uber said.


In addition to tipping, Uber announced a number of other changes for U.S. drivers, including shortening the period of time during which passengers can cancel rides without paying a cancellation fee, and paying per-minute wait fees to drivers who wait for a passenger for more than two minutes.

 

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns

Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick resigned Tuesday under pressure from investors.

Uber’s board confirmed the move early Wednesday, saying in a statement that Kalanick is taking time to heal from the death of his mother in a boating accident “while giving the company room to fully embrace this new chapter in Uber’s history.” He will remain on the Uber Technologies Inc. board.

 

CIBC introduces free mobile credit score for clients – a first for a major Canadian Bank

To help clients build a better understanding of their overall financial well-being, CIBC is  working with leading fintech Borrowell and Equifax Canada to provide Canadians unlimited free access to their educational credit score through CIBC mobile banking, anywhere, anytime.

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Twitter Is An ‘Amazing Asset’, Says Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

Each year, Recode’s founders, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, host the most prestigious event in tech and media — Code Conference. The invitation-only Code Conference was created to bring together a global community of the biggest names in the business, executive leaders and startups with bright futures for networking and in-depth conversations about the current and future impact of digital technology.

According to The Street, on the first day of this year’s Recode Code Conference, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was quoted as saying at the event Twitter is “an amazing asset… we’ll see which way it goes… still have a lot of money on the opportunity.”